12 June 2012

Lobato informs her situation to PM Gusmao

East Timor Legal News Source: Diario Nacional, June 12, 2012 language source: Tetun - Justice Minister Lucia Lobato yesterday met with Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao to inform him of her condition.

"I am here to inform PM Gusmao about my situation and as a suspended justice minister what should be done and also inform him about what has happened. We also discussed some other issues,"

"But I think in the few coming days, I will hold a press conference to discuss a number of things," Lobato said.

She added that she and her defence lawyers would have a discussion before making an appeal to the Appellate Court.

Dili District Court has recently decided to imprison Minister Lobato for five years, because she was found guilty of corruption and abuse of power.

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